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Sesame Street Welcomes Julia, a Muppet With Autism – Week in Neurodiversity (4/01/17)


The Week in Neurodiversity

The Neurodiversity News Show, hosted by Mike Nickas.

In this episode, a man uses art to cope with Parkinson’s, a man becomes the first ever table tennis coach with Down syndrome, and Sesame Street introduces the first Muppet with autism! These stories and more in this week’s edition!

[00:10] An artist with Parkinson’s shows us how art helps him cope with the condition.

[00:47] Harry Fairchild is the world’s first table tennis coach with Down syndrome.

[01:20] A student with ADHD and dysgraphia was offered $1 million in financial aid from colleges due to his unique story.

[01:54] In Spain a new video by the Down Federation is seeking to end the stigma of Down syndrome.

[02:09] Health experts discuss the best diets to help prevent Alzheimer’s.

[02:31] Sesame Street has announced that they will be introducing Julia, the first Muppet with autism.

FOR THE FULL-LENGTH STORIES AND VIDEOS:

An artist with Parkinson’s shows us how art helps him cope with the condition. http://wishtv.com/2017/03/23/man-with-parkinsons-shows-us-how-art-as-therapy/

Harry Fairchild is the world’s first table tennis coach with Down syndrome. http://www.bbc.com/sport/get-inspired/39271645

A student with ADHD and dysgraphia was offered $1 million in financial aid from colleges due to his unique story. http://m.ocregister.com/articles/josh-747146-college-says.html

In Spain a new video by the Down Federation is seeking to end the stigma of Down syndrome. http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/spanish-video-seeks-to-erase-the-stigma-of-down-syndrome-85880/

Health experts discuss the best diets to help prevent Alzheimer’s. http://www.courier-journal.com/story/life/wellness/health/2017/03/23/best-diets-steps-prevent-alzheimers/99246252/

Sesame Street has announced that they will be introducing Julia, the first Muppet with autism. http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/video/julia-sesame-street-muppet-autism-make-tv-debut-46253528

This video is owned by Different Brains Inc, kindly donated by it’s original producer PCE Media LLC.

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Mike Nickas received his Bachelor of Arts in Film and Multimedia Studies at Florida Atlantic University in December of 2015, and is currently pursuing his second BA at the University of South Florida in psychology with a minor in education. He is the former host of the online news show The Week in Neurodiversity. He also currently works for Dr. Mike Rizzo’s Child Provider Specialists in Weston, FL.

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